Gluten-Free Coconut Flour Pie Crust

Gluten-Free Coconut Flour Pie Crust

Fall brings many warm and homey foods back to the table, and nothing evokes fall more than a delicious homemade pie. Can’t you just taste that flaky pie crust melting in your mouth? Too bad all your gluten-free friends have to suffer from that tough, rubbery thing that’s more like a giant cracker than anything deserving the name pastry. Or do they? Not if you use our super-secret, super-tender gluten-free coconut flour pie crust. The “secret” to our pie crust with coconut flour is eggs. Usually, eggs are reserved for the outside of a crust to help it bake up beautifully golden. But all baked goods made with coconut flour, even flaky pastries, benefit from the extra liquid an egg or two provides. Omit the sweetener from this recipe and use it for all types of savory dishes such as tarts, quiche or to top a chicken pot pie. Yum!

Course Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 1486 kcal

Ingredients

Perfect Coconut Flour Pie Crust

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cream coconut oil, eggs, salt and syrup together in a mixing bowl until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  3. Add flour ¼ cup at a time. Stir until the dough comes together. Remember, coconut flour is highly absorbent.
  4. Adding the flour slowly allows you to adjust as you stir, making sure the dough doesn’t become too dry too quickly.
  5. Gather the dough into a ball, and wrap it in plastic wrap. Place the ball in a cool, but not cold, place to rest for about 20 minutes. Over chilling will cause the coconut oil to harden and make the dough difficult to work with.
  6. The lack of gluten makes it difficult to roll this dough in the traditional manner. Instead, pat the dough directly into a lightly greased pie pan until there is an even layer across the bottom and up the sides. Crimp the edges as you please. Use a fork to prick holes in the bottom and prevent the crust from forming air bubbles while baking.
  7. Par-bake for approximately 15 minutes or until very lightly golden. Add your favorite pie fillings as desired.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Coconut Flour Pie Crust
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1486 Calories from Fat 1170
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 130g 200%
Saturated Fat 109g 545%
Cholesterol 327mg 109%
Sodium 896mg 37%
Potassium 121mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 60g 20%
Dietary Fiber 31g 124%
Sugars 15g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 9.5%
Calcium 4.9%
Iron 21.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Tammie Burnsed

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Tammie is a freelance and creative writer who usually disparages the term “super food” but makes an exception for coconut oil. Her research for Coco Treasure has turned her into a verified coco-nut, and she’s made peace with that. Tammie lives in sunny California where she enjoys painting, writing and sharing all things beachy with her husband and two dogs.
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